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some clouds passing through. better chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms by late this afternoon, early evening. temperatures will climb into the upper 90s once again and close to 100 degrees. heat advisory is in effect basically east of interstate 81 starting at 11:00 this morning going till 9:00 as the temperature will feel like 105 once you factor in the hugh humidity this afternoon. temperatures -- the high humidity this afternoon. temperatures fairly mild. 07 in manassas. 76 degrees in leesburg. annapolis 83 degrees. so today's high upper 90s in downtown. 100, though for manassas and fredricksburg. 97 in frederick and 95 degrees in hagerstown. annapolis getting up into the upper 90s. don't forget your umbrella today as some of the storms today could be strong or severe. we have to watch for damaging wind gusts. here's monika with your time saver traffic. good morning. good morning. if you're planning to head outside right now, although traffic volumes are light, you want to be aware there's a couple of issues.
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first of all georgetown pike is blocked completely west of walker road in great falls due to a fallen tree from yesterday afternoon and you might just want to use route 7 as your alternate route. there's a second tree that fell and fairfax crews are trying to deal with that as well. route 7 will take a major hit because of this so maybe head out the door a tiny bit early. if you're coming in from the west other than that no problems to report on 66 coming in from manassas to fairfax. we'll take a live look outside in georgetown. on the westbound side of m street right here at wisconsin avenue, only that single left lane is getting by. a water main break right here in georgetown. so be aware of that. later in the morning it could affect traffic. back to the maps this time to southern maryland. no issues on any of those major corridors. a live look outside coming in on 95 at route 198. volumes are light. i'll be back in a few minutes with more traffic. police are investigating a horrible accident that happened at the end of last night's rush hour. >> as drivers were moving slowly up georgetown pike, a
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huge tree toppled over and then crushed a car with a man inside. delia goncalves joins us live from the scene. the pictures we've seen so far are just astonishing. >> reporter: oh, it's heartbreaking. without warning this tree just fell. it is just a terrible situation. this block, the 9900 block of georgetown pike still remains closed. we're talking more than ten hours later. take a look. crews are here. they are trying to remove a second tree in the area that they believe is damaged and could fall as well. we can't shiny lights on the tree to show -- shine any lights on the tree to show you because we're told that would hurt the operation that is going on right now. we are seeing the crews taking down the limbs but the other tree fell without warning. it was around 6:30 yesterday evening. traffic as usual was backed up on georgetown pike when the
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massive tree fell crashing down on a car in the westbound lane. the firehouse is just steps away. firefighters responded immediately to the scene but their rescue operation quickly turned into a recovery as they discovered the weight of this 100-foot tall 10 to 12 ton tree made it impossible for anyone to survive. >> i don't see how westbound 193 person cannot be sitting in traffic right here at this time of day. >> i came up probably about 30 seconds right after it happened and it was -- we didn't really know what was going on. it was kind of a chaotic situation because there were -- there was another car that had limbs on it that was right across the street. so that's the first thing we saw. when we saw the -- then we saw the tree. >> reporter: we know the victim is an adult male and he is the only person who was in that car at the time.
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the car registered it seems to a company. however, no one has been identified in this tragic accident here in georgetown pike. an arborist is telling us the tree is -- the tree was about 200 years old. i'll have details on exactly where it fell coming up at 5:30. mike, jess, back to you. police are trying to determine the motive behind a deadly domestic shooting in waldorf, maryland. investigators say 33-year-old shea camya proctor shot ant wounded -- and wounded his mother and stepfather yesterday morning. he then shot and killed himself. january nice proctor willis and her husband, jeff, are in the hospital with serious gunshot wounds. a 14-year-old boy is recovering after getting his hand stuck in a metro escalator. this was last night at the smithsonian station. we're told the teenager had his flip-flops on and one of them got stuck at the bottom of the
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escalator. while he was reaching down to free the sandal, his hand got caught. rescuers were able to get him free in about 30 minutes. well, high above the streets of tysons corner metro celebrated a milestone yesterday. the final segment of the aerial guideway is now in place. that's the concrete platform that gets installed before they can lay down the metal track. this will carry the train over the beltway and through tysons corner and it's part of phase one of the new silver line which opens late next year. four stations are planned for the tysons corner area. phase one runs from falls church to reston. well, the district is planning to expand a program that links the price of parking to the demand for the spaces. for example, on most days the meters around nationals park charge a dollar an hour. game days, however, the prices jump to $8 an hour. that program is expected to expand from south capitol street to the h street corridor. meters there would go from 75 cents to $2 an hour in the evening. it's another week of high
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temperatures. that is bad news for area farmers. crops like corn cannot survive in this searing heat. growers in maryland say they can only bring in about a third of the crops they were expecting to. >> the latest is june 25. we probably had as much potential as we've ever had for a big crop. just in the last three weeks we really took a turn for the worst. >> the heat wave and the lack of rain means farmers need to spend a lot of money just trying to keep the crops watered which helps keep produce like sweet corn on the grocery shelves. maryland's agriculture department said consumers will not see a decline in the quality of the product although the quantity can be impacted. i'm watching your money. wall street is hoping to extend the rally into a second day but that could be a problem. asian markets headed lower overnight so trading in europe is higher today. checking the numbers from here at home, the dow starts today at 12,805. it climbed 78 points in trading yesterday.
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nasdaq was up by 13 and the s&p 500 was higher by 10 points. the chief compliance officer of the big international big hsbc says he's stepping down from that position. this after an investigation found that laxed controls allowed mexican drug cartels to launder billions of dollars through the bank's operation. that compliance officer and other executives got grilled by senators yesterday during a hearing on the matter. the iphone is going on a diet to keep customers from jumping ship to other phones. industry insiders say the next iphone is currently being manufactured by asian component makers. it will use a new technology that makes the smartphone screens thinner. samsung products have thinner screens than the current iphone. the new technology also said to improve the phone's image quality. reports that apple will increase the iphone screen size proved true. the slimmer screens could keep the new iphones from being heavier than the current models. don't they say you can never be
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too rich or too thin? >> i guess it goes to the iphone. still ahead, north korea's leader received a new title overnight. more on that story coming up. >> a massive replanting effort under way following the huge wildfires in colorado. >> after leading 2-0 at one point the nationals found themselves trailing 4-3 in the 10th inning. wait till you see the wild ending coming up in sports. dad look, you can get eggs,
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>> good morning. 5:09 on your tuesday -- wednesday. i know, wednesday, wednesday. get ready for a hot and steamy day for this wednesday. here's a beautiful shot of the capitol. we're looking at temperatures getting up into the mid-9 on the by lurch time -- mid-90s by lunch time. right now mostly cloudy. temperatures 81 degrees but we'll see clouds clear out and we're also looking at a heat advisory starting at 11:00 this morning. here's a look at your traffic with monika. good morning. good wednesday morning, anny. no problems on the west side of town at the american legion bridge. we're looking good between bethesda and tysons corner. don't forget georgetown pike west of walker road is closed in great falls with a fallen tree. crews continue to deal with another fallen tree there as well. so be aware. use route 7 as your alternate route. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:17. here's what's making news at 5:10 this morning. police in utah are sorting out a bizarre murder-suicide case n. involves a sky west airlines
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pilot. 40-year-old brian hedglin was suspected of killing his girlfriend in colorado. he broke into a municipal airport, started up a 50- passenger jet. when the plane clipped the terminal and crash, he then committed suicide. this morning north korea's state media reports leader kim jung ung has been promoted. other military positions have also been shoveled and it's not clear whether the move will have any affect on relations with the u.s. they're trying to protect reservoirs after the massive fires in colorado last month. helicopters are dropping straw on freshly planted grass seed. the hope is to grow vegetation which will make it less likely for landslides. mitt romney is getting grilled about his tax returns again. and romney is firing back at
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president obama over something he said in virginia recently. campaign 2012 news ahead at 5:49. at 5:23, one of the best loved redskins legends gets loose with criticism of the franchise's recent history. >> next at 5:15, if we can make it through today, there is cooler weather ahead. yes, did -- yes, it is. it's out there in the seven-day forecast. keep it here. [ male announcer ] it would be easy for u.s. olympian meb keflezighi
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for the first time anny hong is here and it's wednesday, everybody. good morning. >> yes, it's wednesday, wednesday, one more day, though, of the heat. one more day. >> then we get a break. >> then we get a break. but it will be a little unsettled. also the humidity will kick it up a notch today. so we do have a heat advisory in effect for this wednesday. here's a look at your heat alert. again, it goes into effect from 11:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. it's all shaded in orange. basically anything east of interstate 81. that includes the entire d.c. metro area. day plan foretoday, temperatures are -- for today temperatures are heating up quickly. by noon 96 degrees. temperatures will top out in the upper 90s, close to a hundred. chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. some of the storms could be strong or severe. satellite and radar picture showing us we've got this bermuda high keeping us very hot and humid for another day.
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then we have a front coming through later today and into tomorrow. currently it's 81 in downtown. 77 in bethesda. 73 in gaithersburg. vienna, good morning you to. you're at 75 degrees. here's a look at our michael & son weather camera. we have a few high clouds out there. most other locations are looking at clear to partly cloudy skies. temperatures in the lower 80s inside the beltway. the dew points are in the 60s and 70s. it will be a very humid day today. so muggy and warm to start off your wednesday. striple digits are possible again late this afternoon. afternoon, evening strong storms are possible. and strong storms again are in the forecast for thursday but then it won't be as hot come thursday and friday and into your weekend. check out the 9 future cast. lots of sunshine today. again, scattered showers and storms arrive starting from north heading south. then tomorrow we'll be still unsettled in the afternoon thursday, thursday night as well. friday looking to be unsettled as well. temperatures by friday will
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fall into the 80s. so we're not talking triple digits for much longer. here's a look at your severe weather outlook. this includes areas north of town and into pennsylvania. the main threat is damaging wind gusts. a slight risk for severe weather today. please keep that in mind as you're heading home later tonight. western maryland 83 in oakland. hagerstown mid-90s. culpeper 100. warrenton close to 100. in downtown upper 90s. annapolis upper 90s. pax river 97 degrees. our 9 weather alert for the next three days code yellow because of the heat for today and storms. tomorrow unsettled but not as hot. 90. friday mid-80s. a chance for showers and storms. saturday and sunday hey, that looks pretty good for the weekend. low to mid-80s on saturday. only a chance for a shower sunday in the lower 90s. back to the mid-90s for monday with a chance for an isolated storm. here's a look at your time saver traffic with the lovely monika samtani. good morning. aren't you lovely, anny.
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thank you so much. if you're planning to head around town you'll be okay around the beltway. all the overnight construction cleared up but as we've been telling you all morning long, georgetown pike remains blocked in great falls because of that tree that fell on top of a car yesterday evening and crews continue to work on a second tree there as well. it's going to be a well. use route 7 as your alternate route. that will be my best suggestion for you. if you're coming in from the south, no problems to report on i-95. we're looking good from dale city to woodbridge still light into the springfield area. let's go live outside right now. there's also a water main break by the way in georgetown westbound on mountain street at wisconsin -- on m street at wisconsin avenue. only one lane getting by. no problems on 395 to the 14th street bridge. back over to the maps this time to the north side where we're looking good on the beltway between silver spring and bethesda. one more live lookout side. here's what it looks like if you're going to the beach.
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looking good. no problems. i'll be back in a few minutes with more traffic. the nationals were cruising toward a shutout victory and then the wheel fell off the wagon. >> but the players' response to falling behind sent the game into extra innings. highlights next in sports. question of the day one more time. one in five american men admit to doing this. is it a, reading romance novels, b, wearing makeup, or crrks getting manicures. >> here's a look at a response you posted on the wusa9 face fook fan page. tamika wrote c, getting manicures used to be a bit taboo but now it's common. throw in a manicure and some women are in heaven, my boyfriend included. >> yes, some men. log on to wusa9's facebook fan page. we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 show. we'll be right back.
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good morning. 5:22 on your wednesday morning. a heat advisory in effect for this afternoon starting at 11:00 going till 9:00 for the d.c. metro area. so get ready for that heat. here's a look at your day planner forecast. temperatures getting up into the upper 90s by late this afternoon and a chance for scattered showers and storms. some of the storms could be strong or severe. so don't forget your umbrellas today. here's mike and jessica. redskins legend daryl green unloads with strong criticism of the team's recent history. >> yeah, over the last decade.
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plus, the nationals treat their fans to free baseball and what a wild inning. >> reporter: if you missed last night's nationals game, you missed a classic. the nationals fought back twice in a game that went to extra innings. ross debt wyler pitched seven scoreless innings but things got exciting after that. top of the 9th, nats up 2-0. the go ahead run at the plate, gets a hold of it. check this out. hits a fan in the front row. take a look at it -- umps take a look at it before calling it a home run. you see the mets take the lead 4-3 in the 10th. bryce harmer, line drive to right. harper running with reckless abandon. stretches it to a triple. we're tied at 4. three batters later, a wild pitch. ryan zimmerman comes in to score the winning run from 3rd. nats win in dramatic fashion 5-
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4 in 10. yesterday i got to play a little tennis with redskins hall of famer daryl green. it was the washington capitals charity classic at the wharf. when i asked him about the redskins, though, he had some very harsh words for his former team. >> i said this is ridiculous. it's -- it just was a joke. the last ten years has just been a joke. it's about time they step up to the plate. i think this is showing that they're serious about it. to get rg3, that to me says they're serious. a lot of other good changes this year. we have to see what happens. >> the hall of famer not mincing words. that's a quick look at sports this morning. i'm kristen berset. have a great wednesday. >> he's speaking his mind. >> he can. a bump in the road with your credit card or financial statement could be a red flag for identity theft. i'm going to have that story coming up. and more on the overnight developments after a fallen
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tree, a huge fallen tree crushed a man inside his car. a quick check of the commute. if you're planning to head to georgetown, watch out for this water main break on wisconsin avenue. only the left lane is going to get you by. i'll have more on traffic coming up in my next report at 5:29. you're watching 9news now.
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the time 5:28. welcome back. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane on this wednesday. i'm mike hydeck. why won't kids sleep? my kids won't sleep. why is that? >> they don't want to miss you. >> i'm mike hydeck. good morning. good morning, monika samtani. how are you? >> i'm good. >> anny hong in for howard. how are you? >> i have the same problem with my dog. i don't get it. he won't let me sleep either. i feel your pain.
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[ laughter ] hey, speaking of dogs, dog days of summer here for sure. only one more day of the extreme heat and the humidity. then we'll finally get a break. but we'll also see some more unsemghted weather over the next -- unsettled weather over the next few days. here's a look at your day plan forethis wednesday. partly cloudy by 9:00. temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s. lunch time is going to be hot. 96 degrees. we'll top out upper 90s, close to 100 once again. we could get close to some new records potentially. scattered showers and storms for this afternoon and evening. heat advisory has been issued for today from 11:00 till 9:00. this is areas east of interstate 81. so it does include the beltway and the d.c. metro area. right now it's pretty warm out there and muggy. lower 80s in downtown. 72 in manassas and mid-70s for gaithersburg. highs for today upper 90s in downtown. but 100 in manassas, orange, fredricksburg upper 90s. here's a look at your time saver traffic with monika. good morning.
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good morning, everybody. overall generally speaking things are pretty good. of course we've been telling you about this serious situation over in great falls. you want to keep in mind for your travel plans that georgetown pike remains blocked near walker road. use route 7 as your alternate route. if you're coming in from the west other than that, no problems to report on the toll road or 66. 270 looks good out of frederick. no problem as you head -- problems as you head into clarks burke. it's still nice and light early this morning on the beltway here at university boulevard as you leave the 95 interchange. you'll be absolutely final. let's go back over to the maps, this time to the other side of town. looking good if you're planning to head in again if the west, 66 in from centreville to fairfax. i'll be back with more traffic coming up once again in a few minutes. back to you guys. with the district in crisis over revelations of a shadow campaign in the 2010 electoral -- mayoral election, supporters of vincent gray are coming forward.
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>> a rally to support the mayor starts at 11:00 this morning at the wilson building after a former campaign aide admitted to helping run a shadow campaign that netted more than $650,000. three city council members have since called on mayor gray to resign. now some district ministers say they're behind gray and they want him to stick to his guns and not resign. >> there's no need to rush to judgment. there's an investigation going on. the city has been already through trauma and drama with the resignation of two city councils. and it's the role of elected leadership at this point to be sober, reflective, to help unify the city. >> disk mayor gray's office says he -- d.c. mayor gray's office says he will not be attending today's rally. they are still looking into more key players in the 2010 campaign. fellow commuters watched in horror as a fallen tree crushed a driver. the deadly accident unfolded toward the end of last evening's commute.
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reporter delia goncalves is live in great falls with more on what's been happening there overnight. such a horrible story, delia. >> reporter: it is a really sad story. you really feel for that family and the drivers who witnessed all of this happening without any indication that this tree would fall. it just collapsed and it was a horrible situation. crews have been here overnight. they shut down the block because they're doing this. they are now trying to remove a second tree in the area that they believe is also in danger of falling. you can see that there's someone perched up top with a chainsaw and slowly taking off limbs and piece by piece cutting that tree down. hopefully their efforts today will prevent another tragedy. around 6:30 yesterday evening, a car was stuck in traffic on the 9900 block of georgetown pike when a 100-foot tall 12- ton tree collapsed instantly crushing the car and
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unidentified adult male driver who was inside. >> it didn't really make a big noise. it just went down on the car and you heard it as it was going down. >> we've had events like this in the county in the past. they're usually associated with severe wind events, most recently with the torrential storm that came through we had incidents similar to this. but it's uncommon for this to happen with no warning whatsoever. >> reporter: you can hear the chainsaws in the background as they continue to saw away and cut down that tree and hopefully reopen the road for the morning commute and then they will shut it back down as they continue their efforts to remove this tree that could be in danger of falling as well. in regard to the tree that did fall yesterday, ashists tell us that -- arborists tell us that tree, 200 years old. it was severely damaged inside. absolutely hollow inside when it fell so it had been deteriorating for sometime and unfortunately yesterday was just a day that it fell.
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we will have much more on the story coming up at 6:00 as crews continue to try to make this area safe and try to take down these dangerous trees and prevent another tragedy. back to you. >> thanks, delia. delia goncalves live in great falls this morning. police in arlington are looking for people who saw a man who was struck and killed by a car. video from the metro bus shows passengers looking at the man as they get on board. it happened on a dark street early june 30 just hours after the mass -- [ inaudible ] the car hit edgar aguilar where the light was out. they hope a passenger will contact them with more information. now a controversy over the lengthy power outages following last month's derecho storm. they are pushing for martin o'malley to fire the entire public service commission. hans reimer has started an
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online petition. he admits this is one of the worst storms yet but points out long outages after previous storms. so far more than 3200 people have signed his petition online. the talks over gambling in maryland shift to baltimore today. that's where the governor is going to meet with city lawmakers there. yesterday he met with house speaker michael bush and state senate majority leader mike miller. he could call for a special session of the general assembly to talk about this more. that's where they would consider expanding gambling in the state including table games and possibly adding a sixth cuisine foe at a site in prince george's county. the time is 5:35. i'm watching your money and your identity. we hear about identity theft on a regular basis, so much so, you may be tuning that information out, but you really need to pay attention because you could stand to lose cold hard cash. so how do you know your identity has been stolen? daily finance gives us these
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five red flags. number one, your crazy card gets declined for an unknown reason. if this happens you to, it could be a sign your account has been hacked. check your account immediately. take action immediately. number two, mystery charges appear on your statement. these purchases might be really small amounts but that could mean bigger problems if you don't take action. call that credit card company right away, even if this is for a very small charge. number three, your friends receive e-mails from your e- mail address you never sent. not only should you watch out for unusual activity in your financial accounts but you also need to watch your e-mail and other social media accounts. if your account has been hacked, make sure to immediately change your password. number four, your monthly billing statements stop showing up. this is a major red flag for identity theft. you can keep a schedule of what you want to expect to receive in terms of your major bills. if you don't get one of those bills, touch base with your bank issuer or service provider. and number five, your credit
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score takes an unexpected dive. if this happens, request a copy of your report, scan it for unfamiliar activity. if you find any, you need to call the credit bureau right away. also, you can ask them to add a fraud alert on your report. i.d. theft takes a major toll. in 2010, more than 74 million people in the u.s. fell victim to cybercrime. that led to $32 billion in direct financial losses and in the next half-hour, some fresh ideas for keeping track of your financial state. >> it is so scary and it takes forever to clear up. >> absolutely. i don't know which is worse, the fact that your identity theft is ripped off or the process to go through to get it fixed. >> the red flag helps. it's good advice. >> thanks. we are not done saving you money. i'll reveal the daily deals aft break. >> she's good like that. plus, top student leaders team up with some redskins to make back to school easier for military families. stay with us.
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good morning. time 5:39. steamy out here. we're going to have another hot and humid day for this wednesday. here's a look at your day planner. temperatures will get into the mid-9 on the by lunch -- mid- 90s by lunch time once again. partly cloudy skies. better chance for showers and storms are this afternoon and early this evening. some of the storms have the potential to become strong or severe. especially north of town. heat alert is on. heat advisory from 11:00 this morning till 9:00 p.m. so definitely take it easy. drink lots of water. here's monika with your time saver traffic. good morning. good morning. just near this shot on shady grove road northbound near route 355, a multivehicle accident including a tractor- trailer and a bus. shady grove road is blocked northbound at crabs branch way. more on that coming up in my next report. back to you. i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer web sites. there's the music. we're fining you deep discounts.
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-- finding you deep discounts. a new business for living social. the daily deals company now has a shop section offering discounts on sale items. for instance, you can get a 10 by 10 first up gazebo tent canopy on sale for $79. 20 bucks off the normal price. offers.com showcasing a deal from amazon.com. 50% off a microfiber three- piece sofa set. you'll get this one for $663.06 plus free shipping. the original price on the sofa is $1,690. offers.com also promoting an offer from chickdowntown.com. offers 90% off designer clothing, sunglasses, shoes and more, it's a woman's paradise. you can save on your favorite styles from big designers. plus, get free shipping.
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i'm not going to stop, mike hydeck. second day shipping for only $5. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from ow facebook. now -- from you on facebook. now i will stop. >> it's a shame you have no enthusiasm for that report. the washington redskins are helping children whose parents are in the military. they help students fill more than 2,000 backpacks with school supplies. the project benefits operation home front which helps military families in need. students stuffing the backpacks are here as part of a national leadership program. >> i'm going around talking to these kids, asking them what kinds of things got them here and it's very interesting to hear the types of things that these young people are doing. these are the future leaders of america and the world. >> bank of america sponsored the event as part of the fifthage student leadership
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summit. the program recognizes more than 200 high school juniors and seniors who make a difference through service in their community. mitt romney seizes upon something president obama said on his last campaign trip through virginia. that story is coming up. >> plus, the university of maryland is helping a small virginia town try out a new way to get rid of cancer causing tcps. we'll explain that. >> let us see who is celebrating a birthday today. former south african president nelson mandela is 94. former astronaut and senator john glenn is 91. actor james brolan is turning 72. r&b singer martha reeves is 71. singer mia is 37. kristen belle, the actress is 32. i love gossip girl. m.i.a. is 27. if it's your day, have a great
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it is 5:46. we might get near 100 again today. hey, anny. >> hey. we did it yesterday. but just one more day. >> relief is coming. >> exactly. we'll see some showers and storms act up over the next couple of days but just one more day the intense heat and humidity and then we'll see some cooler air come this way. here's a look at your day planner for this tuesday. i keep saying it's tuesday. it's wednesday. why am i trying to back it up? wednesday. here's a look at your heat alert and advisory in effect from 11:00 this morning till 9:00 p.m. day planner for today, temperatures in the mid-80s by this afternoon so it will be -- mid-80s actually this morning. 96 by afternoon. so it will be hot and steamy for lunch and then temperatures getting up into the upper 90s, close to 100. we do have scattered showers and thunderstorms coming this way starting from the north this afternoon. satellite radar picture showing
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us the bermuda high is in place giving us the hot and humid conditions for another day. then a front comes through from the north. currently 79 in arlington. lower 80s in downtown. 78 in college park. 79 for columbia. gaithersburg, good morning to you. you're at 72 degrees. so right now the sun is starting to rise. temperature at reagan national is 81 degrees. we have mostly cloudy at the airport but most locations are now looking at clear to partly cloudy conditions. dew points are in the 60s. and 70s. so it's steamy out there this morning. a muggy and warm start to your wednesday. triple digits are possible once again. then afternoon and evening strong storms are possible. same deal for thursday but it will not be as hot on thursday. and into your weekend. 9 futurecast shows us plenty of sunshine and we do see some showers and storms coming in from the north. those storms again could be strong or severe this afternoon and this evening. so don't forget your umbrellas.
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tomorrow also looking to be until settled as well with more showers and storms. also more cloud cover. that will limit how warm we get tomorrow. that's good news if you don't like the extreme heat. friday also looking to be unsettled. we do have a slight risk for severe weather today. the main threat being damaging wind gusts and hail. this is areas north of town. so if you're up toward the mason-dixon line, do watch out for the chance for some severe storms. here's a look at your wednesday forecast. oakland 83. cumberland 95. hagerstown and martinsburg around 96 degrees. culpeper 100. manassas upper 90s. warrenton 99 degrees. in downtown almost 100. andrews air force base same deal. annapolis in the upper 90s. so it's going to be hot pretty much everywhere you go. the next three days 9 weather alert code yellow for the heat today and storms. thursday 90 so not as hot but still unsettled for more showers and storms. friday temperatures topping out in the mid-80s. and showers and storms are possible. hey, the weekend looks pretty
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good here. 83 on saturday. only a chance for a shower. sunday back into the lower 90s. monday and tuesday we're talking 90s once again. the next few days you will want your umbrellas, especially for the nats game later today. here's a look at your time saver traffic with monika. good morning. >> good morning. a couple of things to let all of you know right now. first of all we've been telling you all morning that this tree down on georgetown pike has it blocked in great falls at walker road. it was a serious situation last night. crews continue to deal with it this morning as well. go ahead and use route 7 as your alternate route. also, if you are traveling in the gaithersburg rockville area, you want to know shady grove road northbound is closed between route 355 and i-370 for a multivehicle accident at crabs branch way. we're hearing there's a tractor- trailer and a bus involved there as well. let's take a live look at 270 at shady grove road. this is final. no issues as you head down to the point where the lanes divide on 270. back over to the maps coming in
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from southern maryland. i don't have any complaints for you. we'll take a live look in joshtown where -- georgetown where there's been a water main break. westbound on m street at wisconsin avenue. only the left lane will get you through. i'll be back with more coming up at 6:00. back to you, jess and mike. >> thanks, monika. campaign 2012 mitt romney is being pressured to release more tax returns. the presumptive republican nominee isn't sitting back on the defensive, though. >> he's launching a new attack on president obama based on something the president said last week when he was on a campaign stop in virginia. tara mergener reports. >> reporter: mitt romney heads to ohio today with a new line of attack against president barack obama. he's going after a comment the president made in virginia last week. >> if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. to say something like that is not just foolishness. it's insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in america and it's wrong. >> reporter: the obama campaign
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says romney's taking the president's words out of context. >> somebody helped to create this unbelievable american system that we have that allowed you to trierch. if you've -- thrive. if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. >> reporter: the romney campaign has been looking to change the narrative of the campaign away from outsourcing bain and taxes to the president's record. but the obama camp is doing its best to keep up the pressure. the president release add new ad tuesday -- released a new ad tuesday that questions why romney won't release more of his tax returns. >> makes you wonder if some years he paid any taxes at all. >> reporter: there are a number of republicans now calling on him to hand over more than the two years he's already agreed to make public. >> no matter who you are or what office you're running for, you should be as transparent as you can be. >> reporter: senator john mccain saw 20 years worth of romney's tax filings when he was being vetted to run as mccain's vp in 2008.
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he says he's seen nothing in them that would prevent romney from being president. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. president obama attended a series of fund-raisers in texas yesterday. the lone star state has not voted for a democratic presidential candidate since jimmy carter in 1976. making news now at 5:53, the united nations security council is scheduled to vote today on a new resolution about syria. the resolution threatens sanctions if they keep using heavy wep ronry but russia may veto the measure. ed southwest -- the southwest virginia time of all take vista is on groundbreaking research. they dumped the toxin pcb into a local pond. city leaders are now planting trees and dumping microbes into the water to see if the levels will decrease. the plan is based on some research from the university of
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maryland. today a federal reserve -- today federal reserve chairman ben bernanke is headed back to capitol hill. lawmakers hope he has something uplifting to say. yesterday he said the country faces another recession if congress doesn't resolve its budget impasse. a nine nine now investigation lead -- a 9news now investigation leads to the revoking of bonuses. >> sometimes we sing the blues about metro but there's a chance you're soon going to hear top hits and the classics as well.
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it may not be american idol or star search but dozens of musicians auditioned in washington tuesday. >> we love this story. they're hoping to make the cut and get to perform for metro riders. matt jablow has more. >> reporter: the d.c. musician who calls himself the unknown pianist has been tickling the ivories for years now, often without permission. >> i get locked up a lot. >> reporter: now apparently tired of keeping one eye on his keyboard and the other on the lookout for metro police, he wants to play by the rules. >> this time when i'm playing i won't be getting locked up. >> reporter: so today he waited in line at metro headquarters for several hours with a few dozen other musicians. for the chance to be selected
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to play at certain metro station entrances. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: michael mcbride is manager of metro's art and transit program. while careful not to criticize any of the people who auditioned today or even acknowledge the wide range and abilities. >> billy, your mike is not hot glrks he did say many of those that came out will not make the cut. judging by the judges' overwhelmingly positive reaction, this woman has nothing to worry about and should soon be playing at a metro station near you. i think you killed it in there. >> you think so? >> reporter: absolutely. >> did you larry it? >> reporter: the judges seemed to have liked you a lot. >> you were in there? >> reporter: yes. >> shut up. >> reporter: the musicians selected have to perform for free and are not allowed to sell merchandise or solicit donations on metro property. >> the best acoustics is at
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friendship heights always at the top of the escalator. >> reporter: while not exactly thrilled with some of those conditions, many of the musicians say the metro gig is not about the money but the experience. >> once you start playing, people say wow, where's that music coming from and they come over. it's real personal. >> reporter: matt jablow, 9news now. >> he does stand out. he does great. >> we love the goggles. >> very cool. you're watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm jessica doyle. andrea and howard are both off this week. i'm mike hydeck. glad you're with us. here's monika samtani. traffic momentarily. >> and anny hong has the weather. a cooldown maybe in the forecast. >> just one more day of the heat and humidity. we do see cooler air coming this way and your weekend looks pretty good, today. just got to make it through today. here's a look at our heat advisory. starts at 11:00 and goes till 9:00. this is area basically east of interstate 81
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